The Benefits of Breastfeeding

March 31, 2011 at 8:49 pm 11 comments

We all know that there are a countless number of benefits that comes from making the decision to exclusively breastfeed your child.  But I just wanted to highlight a four main benefits that should be encouragement enough to make this decision.

  • The joyful bonding with your baby
  • Perfect nutrition that only YOU can provide
  • Cost savings
  • The MANY health benefits for the mother and the baby

Some examples of health benefits include antibodies being transferred from mother to baby that can help protect from several different types of illness and allergies.  Breastfeeding for the mother can lower risks for certain health problems such as breast cancer and type 2 diabetes.

For a more comprehensive and explanatory list of all the major benefits of breastfeeding visit breastfeeding.com.  It is an amazing source and anybody can learn something new from it!  Check it out!  You will be surprised of all the different benefits that can come to you as well as your child, not only now, but in the future too!

 

Remember, breastfeeding is something that requires a lot of practice and getting used to.  A lot of women are aware of a lot of the benefits and become discouraged when they don’t have support or have difficulty getting used to the feeling and the routine.  Just remember to keep in mind all of these amazing benefits, and the knowledge that breastfeeding gets easier with time; support is also continuing to increase for breastfeeding mothers each day.  For any questions regarding breastfeeding, and any other questions regarding women, make sure to check out womenshealth.gov–the federal government source for women’s health information.

 

Good luck!

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jesschurch  |  April 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I think breastfeeding is definitely a lost art in these days because of the “busyness.” Its nice to see the benefits every once in a while to remind moms how important it really is if possible.

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  • 2. Jackie Larson  |  April 7, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Holy Boob! I am a big believer in breast feeding.

    Reply
  • 3. dalynnbrown  |  April 7, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I am definitely pro breastfeeding, but it is not the easiest thing at first so I am very nervous to start. But I know that there are so many benefits to the baby and mother.

    Reply
  • 4. Ellen  |  April 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I definitely think that breastfeeding your baby is so important. Thanks for a great post!

    Reply
  • 5. reganmclain  |  April 9, 2011 at 12:28 am

    great blog! breastfeeding is so important for both mother and baby! it is so important that the public support mothers who breastfeed.

    Reply
  • 6. taushahanzel  |  April 9, 2011 at 1:15 am

    There are so many great benefits of breastfeeding. Great blog!

    Reply
  • 7. kathrynfillmore  |  April 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Big supporter of breastfeeding. Great benefits for both mom & baby.

    Reply
  • 8. natalieluna  |  April 10, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Yay for breastfeeding! Reap the benefits!

    Reply
  • 9. cameronrice  |  April 10, 2011 at 3:34 am

    breastfeeding is good.

    Reply
  • 10. amandakoch  |  April 10, 2011 at 5:20 am

    it’s very important to breast feed!

    Reply
  • 11. Dayna  |  September 5, 2013 at 3:44 am

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    Reply

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